20 - 10 - 2014

Missing nvidia DKMS module after system update

I had few times situation when after system update had incorrect sequence. What I mean, it updated nvidia dkms module first and a few packages later kernel was updated. This lead to missing nividia DKMS module during boot, and in my case booting without X11...

The fix of this issue is very trivial, but might be useful for beginners.

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openvswitch - libvirtd issue fix - veth already existing

Some time ago I wrote an little fix for running openvswitch network solution combined with libvirtd. It seems that a few days ago after upgrading my openSUSE 13.1 packages, openvswitch saves conf.db little bit different as it was. 

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Running ESXi 5.1 on QEMU/KVM

You may want to run ESXi nested in QEMU/KVM but without re-compiling qemu source it's not possible. The try without the fix fails with pinky screen:

The issue is related to PIX controller emulation, to fix this qemu source has to be re-compiled.

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LXC Login issue via serial

If you are using opensuse 13.1 as the LXC guest you probably will meet the issue with login to it via virsh console. But its only when you are running the geust via libvirt. I had no issue with login via lxc-console when using native lxc tools.

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Cinnamon, Font color fix for Adwaita

Recent update of opensuse packages for Cinnamon, totally made my desktop fonts unreadable. Trying alot of fix tutorials, none of those worked for Adwaita theme. More even, the Adwaita theme was hardcoded(gtk.gresource) whichrequired some additional steps to re-generate the DB used for CSS schemas. But I could find a easy fix, maybe it will be useful for other themes too...

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Summary of my home lab workstation

Money saving are crucial in life, especially when you are the father of two amazing daughters;) That's why I build my workstation of top of Server Components, which are much cheaper then usual Desktop components. The reason is obvious, only from some time we can put Xeon processors into usual Desktop motherboard - but not in all of them...

 

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